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1 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312185537 / 9780312185534 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Fate brings together Sherlock Holmes and Lewis Carroll. 
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2 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312185537 / 9780312185534 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"A delectable first novel. The Reverend Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) becomes a proto-Holmes to the Dr. Watson of young Arthur Conan Doyle. "--Marvin Kaye. 
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3 (Sherlockiana). Williams, Gerard DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2001). 031226920X / 9780312269203 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This first novel depicts a realistic Victorian society in a tale of intrigue featuring Dr. James Moriarty and his friend Dr. Watson who investigate the reasons for a beautiful woman being held in captivity. Williams is a pseudonym of Gary Newman. 
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4 Alexander, Bruce PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1997). 0399143092 / 9780399143090 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in presentation sheet. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fourth Sir John Fielding mystery. Sadly, Bruce Alexander Cook suffered a fatal stroke just as he had finished a publicity tour for his tenth John Fielding mystery. 
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5 Alexander, Tasha AND ONLY TO DECEIVE
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishe (2005). 0060756713 / 9780060756710 First edition, SECOND printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A debut mystery of historical suspense set in Victorian England, with a meticulously researched setting and a complex plot that involves stolen antiques, betrayal and murder. 
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6 Butler, Ragan CAPTAIN NASH AND THE WROTH INHERITANCE
(London): Harwood-Smart Publishing, (1975). 0904507084 / 9780904507089 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in tan boards with gilt spine stamping; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine panel, but that is otherwise fine. 
Aided by Clarety-faced Jane, the helpful whore with an unrivalled knowledge of the seamy side of London society, the gallant Captain Nash, England's first private detective, pursues the clues in his first case. 
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7 Butler, Ragan CAPTAIN NASH AND THE WROTH INHERITANCE
(London): Harwood-Smart Publishing, (1975). 0904507084 / 9780904507089 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Introducing Captain George Nash, England's first private detective. First book in the series. 
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8 Clynes, Michael THE POISONED CHALICE: Being The Second Journal of Sir Roger Shallot Concerning Wicked Conspiracies and Horrible Murders Perpetrated in the Reign of King Henry VIII
New York: Otto Penzler Books, (1992). 1883402484 / 9781883402488 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Page edges lightly soiled, otherwise near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"Sir Roger Shallot is a colorful and likeable rogue...plenty of swashbuckling and intrigue."--Liverpool Daily Post. 
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9 Cornwell, Bernard GALLOWS THIEF
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2002). 0060082739 / 9780060082734 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Ownership name on the half-title page, else near fine in dust jacket. Map-decorated endsheets. 
Historical detective novel about an ex-soldier in 1820s London who must rescue an innocent man from Death Row; by the author of the Richard Sharpe series. "Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle...and this is one of his best."--Daily Mail. 
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10 Doherty, P.C. THE SERPENT AMONGST THE LILIES
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1990). 0312051549 / 9780312051549 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red pebbled boards; in a nearly fine dust jacket with a faint soil spot to the spine panel and two half-inch tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. 
The seventh medieval mystery is set in 1429 war-torn France and features Matthew Jankyn, an ex-scholar, ex-soldier, lecher, thief, and inveterate liar. Jankyn is forced into the service of England and witnesses the drama of Joan of Arc. 
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11 Eyre, Elizabeth CURTAINS FOR THE CARDINAL
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1993). 0151236828 / 9780151236824 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An Italian Renaissance mystery. Elizabeth Eyre is a pseudonym of Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey. 
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12 Finnis, Jane A BITTER CHILL
(Scottsdale, Az.): Poisoned Pen Press, (2005). 1590581938 / 9781590581933 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Finnis, a former broadcaster for the BBC radio, now spends much of her time researching and writing about the Roman Empire. This sequel mystery to GET OUT OR DIE is set in 95 A.D. and features innkeeper, and "plucky detective" Aurelia Marcella. 
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13 Finnis, Jane GET OUT OR D
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2003). 1590580753 / 9781590580752 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Finnis, a BBC Radio broadcaster and Roman empire expert offers this debut historical mystery set in 91 AD Roman Britain. Young innkeeper Aurelia Marcella is featured investigating a string of murders. 
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14 Frazer, Margaret THE BASTARD'S TALE
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2003). 0425186490 / 9780425186497 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Anyone who values high historical drama will feel amply rewarded by Edgar-nominee Frazer's latest Dame Frevisse mystery. History fans will relish every minute they spend with the characters in this powerfully created medieval world."--PW. 
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15 Geagley, Brad DAY OF THE FALSE KING: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Iraq
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2006). 0743250818 / 9780743250818 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Historically motivated plot and authentic, rich cultural detail will endear this series to fans of historicals."--Library Journal. The second Egyptian clerk Semerket mystery "by a video-game designer, Jeopardy champ, and film historian."--Booklist. 
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16 Geagley, Brad DAY OF THE FALSE KING: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Iraq
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2006). 0743250818 / 9780743250818 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The second outing for detective Semerket, ancient Egypt's answer to Sam Spade, is set in the year of 1150 B.C. and has sly allusions to the modern-day tensions in the Middle East. 
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17 Geagley, Brad YEAR OF THE HYENAS
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2005). 074325080X / 9780743250801 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor production flaw to rear cover (at join between shelfback and board), else very nearly fine, in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Alan Dingman. 
"Geagley writes about ancient Egypt as if he'd lived there. Even readers unfamiliar with the time period will enjoy this intriguing mystery."--Lynda S. Robinson. Semerket, Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, is featured in a realistic 1153 B.C. 
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18 Gregory, Susanna AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1996). 031214752X / 9780312147525 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear to the lower rear panel. 
The second book in the Matthew Bartholomew series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Holman, Sheri A STOLEN TONGUE
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997). 0871136694 / 9780871136695 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"At home with the 15th-century, Holman seduces you into a world of priests, rogues, saints, a world bright with horizon, wonder, and piety. Her prose, tart, racy, and somber will sing in your soul a long while."--Frank McCourt. 
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20 Honig, Donald THE SWORD OF GENERAL ENGLUND: A Novel of Murder in the Dakota Territory, 1876
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Auckland: Scribner, (1996). 0684803216 / 9780684803210 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy, with owner's blindstamp to front free endpaper; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"A superb historical mystery...set on a frontier army post in 1876, but the principal characters provide a haunting recollection of the horror that was the Civil War as well."--Jeremiah Healy. "First-rate historical whodunit."--Sarah Lovett. 
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